Jah Cure Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Reggae Promoter In Amsterdam

Understands that the Grammy-nominated Reggae artist Jah Cure was arrested by the police in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, last night.

The Love Is artist, 42, allegedly attacked promoter ‘Papa’ of Roots Vibes Promotion, and stabbed him in the abdomen. ‘Papa’, who confirmed the alleged attack, was hospitalized after the incident but subsequently made a report to the police.

The circumstances that led to the attack were not immediately available.

It is also unclear if Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccaturie Alcock, has been charged.

The Reggae crooner was in Amsterdam as part of an expected three-month tour of Europe, which began in early August.  His other appearances had included shows in Barcelona, Spain; and Belgium.

In 1998, Jah Cure was sentenced to 13 years in prison for raping and robbing a woman at gunpoint.  He served 8 years and during the last leg of his sentence, the singer’s popularity skyrocketed following the release of his hit singles Longing For (2005), and Love Is (2005)—which he recently admitted were recorded illegally—and True Reflection (Prison Walls) (2007).

His 2015 album, The Cure, earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album that year.

Last month, he announced that he was adding the final touches to a new album, titled Undeniable.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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